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April 21, 2015
NH1
- New estimate causes Medicaid costs to shoot up in next budget
- Study says NH ranks as 7th most eco-friendly state
Nashua Telegraph
- Keene: Clinton trying to recapture that old New Hampshire magic
NHPR
- In Keene, Clinton 'listens' and chides GOP
- No clear Republican frontrunner after FITN summit
Seacoast Online
- Bill would move all felony cases to Superior Court
- Snowstorms pushed up N.H. DOT costs by $9 million  
Union Leader
- Clinton makes first NH stop
- SBA chief hears business success stories during Granite State visit
WMUR
- Clinton to focus on role of community colleges at NHTI on Tuesday
Concord Monitor
- On State House steps, pot smoked in protest
- Back in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton takes a different tack

April 20, 2015
Concord Monitor
- NH Kids Count data puts the spotlight on child poverty
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH judicial branch wants to streamline felony process
- Five things learned from the NHGOP summit
NH1
- NH liquor enforcement chief nixes powdered booze
- Clinton taking nothing for granted on New Hampshire's friendly turf
Nashua Telegraph
- Mutated version of blister rust found in NH, threatening white pines
NHPR
- Senate to consider House budget for Health and Human Services Dept.
Seacoast Online
- Hassan to address Portsmouth chamber on April 28
Union Leader
- State DOT cool to Great Woods-style venue
- Walker welcomed warmly in Derry
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: All Balsams needs now is $28 million
WMUR
- Sen. Ted Cruz talks about gun rights in Litchfield
- Clinton to focus on businesses, community colleges in NH

April 19, 2015
WMUR
- Walker closes NHGOP First-in-Nation Summit with call for going ‘big, bold’
- Hillary Clinton to stop at Keene small business, Concord’s community college
Concord Monitor
- GOP summit underscores New Hampshire primary is a marathon, not a sprint
- Capital Beat: Summit gives voters a taste of what’s to come
- Hillary Clinton in Concord on Tuesday during first NH visit since announcing presidential run
Eagle-Tribune
- Presidential hopefuls line up in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Marijuana may be decriminalized in the state
- NH liquor chief: Powdered alcohol poses health threat
Keene Sentinel
- Hillary Clinton coming to Keene Monday
Nashua Telegraph
- In Nashua, GOP vows to regain White House
Union Leader
- Energy project finding support
- First dance of primary season

April 18, 2015
NH1
- Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire
- The money behind the NHGOPs Leadership Summit
NHPR
- Jeb Bush tests 2016 talking points at NH breakfast event
- Republicans and Democrats weigh in on start of unofficial primary
- Expert says drug courts reduce crime
Seacoast Online
- Rockingham County Sheriff Mike Downing mourned
- Christie 'tells it like it is' in Exeter
Union Leader
- Democrats fire back at group of GOP hopefuls
- Republicans kick off Primary Season
WMUR
- Rubio closes day one of GOP summit with call for continued exceptionalism
- DNC chairwoman derides 'clown car' of possible GOP nominees
- GOP candidates try to distinguish themselves at summit
Concord Monitor
- A ‘primary within the primary’: At GOP summit, nearly 20 candidates vie for influential voters
- Northern Pass aims to complete state permitting process by end of 2016
Keene Sentinel
- Former Virginia governor Gilmore visits Keene GOP group
Nashua Telegraph
- Republicans rally at ‘First in the Nation’ summit in Nashua

April 17, 2015

WMUR
- NHGOP cancels NH Rebellion summit sponsorship
- After raptor ordeal, lawmakers look at 4th grade bobcat plan
Concord Monitor
- State official backs Sunapee expansion plans, with some conditions
- Hillary Clinton plans first trip back to New Hampshire
- State GOP summit ‘like starting the contest with a big bang’
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Former UN Ambassador Bolton wants stronger military
NH1
- NH Senators back off on reviving red-tailed hawk controversy - for now
NHBR
- Two-part definition emerges in NH independent contractor debate
- Hassan among 28 governors urging support for Ex-Im Bank
NHPR
- State proposes approval of Sunapee expansion in exchange for land donation
- Workers with disabilities will be paid at least minimum wage in NH
- Sen. Shaheen leads effort to put a woman on the $20 bill
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard wins safety award

April 16, 2015
Union Leader
- House: State can't require school districts to adopt Common Core
- Christie brings Garden State attitude to Granite State
- NH House roundup: Solar energy proponents win one
WMUR
- For reelection bid, Ayotte campaign has more than $3 million in bank
- Christie details opposition to Iran deal during NH town hall
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire Liquor Commission cautions that new competition south of the border could be drain on sales
- Legislators hear merits of addiction-centered alternative sentencing program
Eagle-Tribune
-- NH law benefits poultry, rabbit producers
- Proposal would end NH ed funding cap
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Pataki touts his record in visit to Rochester
- Hassan, governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA
NH1
- Ayotte touts fundraising figures
- NH House passes anti-Common Core bill, heading to Hassan's desk
NHBR
- Are NH business tax cuts worth the trouble?
- Industry assails raid on NH’s Renewable Energy Fund
NHPR
- With candidate 'cattle call,' NH GOP summit kicks off primary season
Seacoast Online
- Body cameras approved for police in NH town

April 15, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Christie speaks bluntly about foreign policy at Newmarket stop
- Rockingham County programs mean fewer inmates, says jail boss
Union Leader
- GOP's Christie points to his record
- Spring hasn't sprung on icy Winnipesaukee
WMUR
- Christie visits with potential voters in NH visit
- Huckabee slated to speak at NHGOP First-in-the-Nation summit
Concord Monitor
- On the campaign trail, Christie paints himself as man of the people
- Balsams bill expected to be amended again
- New Hampshire unemployment rate 3.9 percent for March
Conway Daily Sun
- Carroll County treasurer quits, says budget would cause 'financial crisis'
Eagle-Tribune
- Hassan seeks more socially responsible budget
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH state prison not allowing greeting cards for inmates
NH1
- NH lawmakers hope to change difficulty of getting criminal record information
Nashua Telegraph
- Christie talks entitlement reform in Manchester
NHPR
- Christie opens NH trip with speech on entitlement programs
- Defense attorneys push back against court efficiency measures
- Some brace for tax penalty under Affordable Care Act

April 14, 2015
NHPR
- State to shut down Lakeview special ed school, Hassan says more actions to come
- For Clinton, allies in NH; GOP set for FITN summit
Seacoast Online
- Law requires photos of provisional voters
- Early signs promising for NH moose: Fewer ticks found
Union Leader
- State settles liquor contract suit for $2.5 million
WMUR
- First look at full ‘First-in-the-Nation’ summit candidate lineup
Citizen of Laconia
- New income guidelines announced for state senior food program
Concord Monitor
- Hassan wants NH to follow EPA Clean Power Plan despite objection from McConnell
- After Iowa, it’s on to New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton
Eagle-Tribune
- Tax scams increasing in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Meetings begin on winter storm disaster declaration costs
NH1
- Clinton on friendly ground when she returns to NH
- NH leads region in organ donation but nearly half don't sign up
- Kuster says she expects to seek re-election

April 13, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Despite general decline in sales, NH gun shops see pockets of growth
Eagle-Tribune
- Rockingham County jail relieves overcrowding problem
- Republican presidential hopefuls head to New Hampshire
NH1
- NH congressional delegation wants more public time for Northern Pass after draft
Nashua Telegraph
- Tech upgrade coming to the Everett Turnpike; may make commuting a bit less horrible
Seacoast Online
- Panel focuses on living wage
Union Leader
- North Country residents head to Concord to push for Balsams expansion support
- Republican Ehrlich derides Democrat attacks
WMUR
- Look ahead: Hectic week on New Hampshire primary campaign trail
- Clinton launch video includes employees of Nashua firm

April 12, 2015
NH1
- As NH Senate digs in, House budget plan faces many changes
Nashua Telegraph
- Proposed panhandling rule up for debate in Nashua
- GOP, Democrats both contend they are in a more enviable position heading to 2016
Seacoast Online
- Huntsman ramping up No Labels movement
- Eversource's regional transmission line upgrade raises concerns
Union Leader
- Heroin deaths top highway fatalities in NH
- NH voters await official start of Clinton campaign for Democratic nomination
- Are casino hopes coming to an end?
WMUR
- State lawmakers to hear testimony on police use of cellphone data
- Former Gov. Huntsman visits NH Saturday
Concord Monitor
- End of life legislation gives glimmer of hope for death with dignity
- Capital Beat: Who’s paying for ‘No to Northern Pass’?
Eagle-Tribune
- NH faces population stagnation
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH insurance department posts plan enrollment figures

April 11, 2015
WMUR
- Clinton will need to show NH it's no coronation, key Dems say
- Source: ‘Current plans’ call for Clinton to visit NH week of April 20
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Lindsey Graham
Concord Monitor
- Clinton expands NH campaign team ahead of expected announcement
- In mock legislature, discourse, differences of opinions respected; bills range from fun to thought-provoking
Eagle-Tribune
- Granite State sees increase in ID fraud
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Health overhaul advisory group meets in NH
NH1
- Repeal of permit to carry a concealed gun in NH gaining steam
Nashua Telegraph
- Kuster hosts forum at Nashua Community College about women in high-tech fields
NHPR
- NH leaders brainstorm how to tackle heroin uptick

April 10, 2015
Union Leader
- DOT: Plaistow rail station not feasible
- NH Supreme Court declines opinion on voter registration law
WMUR
- In NH, Graham says Paul would be 'one of the worst' successors to Obama
- NHGOP chair blasts O’Brien for post critical of Ayotte, Wihby, others article  
Concord Monitor
- Graham: GOP opposition to Export-Import bank is misguided
- Supreme Court declines to weigh in on voter eligibility legislation
- New Hampshire U.S. Attorney John Kacavas resigning
Conway Daily Sun
- Police chiefs concerned about Bradley's gun bill
Foster's Daily Democrat
- State website knocked out for several hours
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua police, EMTs back Ayotte’s anti-overdose measure
NHPR
- Company says taking river water for Balsams snowmaking would hurt hydroelectric facilities
- GOP's Graham joins Ayotte for tour of New Hampshire business

April 9, 2015

NHPR
- Rand Paul visits Milford on 'announcement tour'
- Guinta meets with lobbyists, works the register at Portsmouth Cumberland Farms
Seacoast Online
- Rand Paul promises to leave NH alone if he wins presidency
Union Leader
- Paul woos NH in first day as an official candidate
- Quakers point to climate change as they walk along proposed pipeline route
- Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Will 2016 be Tea Party's coming of age?
WMUR
- O’Brien Facebook post blasts Ayotte, other top GOPers after Wihby arrest
- Rand Paul: To win nomination, 'we need to win NH'
- Bobby Jindal hires former Havenstein staffer
Concord Monitor
- A bevy of NH beer bills evidence of growth, change in the market
- Paul embraces outsider role, calls on ‘liberty lovers’ in Milford stump speech
- Graham: I haven’t yet made up my mind on run
- NH clinics treat veterans quickly, but relatively few use VA
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Potential presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham speaks at Turbocam
NH1
- Move to preserve NH Rainy Day Fund gets push back
- Seniors protest use of $7 million of nursing home money to balance NH budget

April 8, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Hassan to nominate Quiram to lead Administrative Services
- New Hampshire casino supporters point to expanded gambling as a new source of state revenue
- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition weighs in on New Hampshire marijuana decriminalization
Eagle-Tribune
- House panel hears testimony on casino bill
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH ranks high in college completion, transfers
Keene Sentinel
- Other NH cities weigh hosting Keene Pumpkin Festival
NH1
- Lawmakers consider giving immunity for those who report a drug overdose via 9-1-1
- Rand Paul greets supporters at a Manchester watering-hole
NHPR
- NH Senate weighs decriminalization of marijuana
- Senate ponders bill on overdose immunity
- Morse pitches Senate's two-casino bill
Seacoast Online
- NRA targets Portsmouth rep for concealed-carry bill
Union Leader
- Last-ditch effort for gambling presented to House panel
- Pot decriminalization proponents target new state senators
WMUR
- Paul makes stop in NH hours after entering 2016 race
- Jeb Bush to appear at 'Politics and Pie' in Concord on April 16

April 7, 2015
WMUR
- Group says ‘Ready for Boldness’ campaign expanding nationwide
- Potential presidential candidate Ben Carson visits New Hampshire
- No shortage of sponsors for NHGOP's 'First-in-the-Nation' summit
Concord Monitor
- HSAs, not Obamacare, promote personal responsibility, Carson says
- NH Kids Count highlights changing child population, stagnant wages, rising costs  
- Christie plans town hall events in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH bill would protect people who report alcohol, drug overdoses
NH1
- Will NH Senate agree with House on tax hikes, expanded gambling?
Nashua Telegraph
- Uncertainty over visa program leaves some local companies scrambling
NHPR
- Dr. Ben Carson makes rounds in NH, will make 2016 decision in May
- Plenty of challenges facing Senate in drafting budget
Seacoast Online
- Audit: Rockingham County underpaid and overpaid workers
Union Leader
- Carson: 'I believe our country is on the precipice'
- Ayotte touts bill to fix Medicare reimbursements

April 6, 2015

Seacoast Online
- Changes underway at NH colleges to address sexual harassment
- New Hampshire Primary turns 100
Union Leader
- Lawmakers want to know who's financing NERA
- Snow removal budgets maxed out in state's cities
WMUR
- New Hampshire readies delayed Medicaid billing system
Concord Monitor
- NH officials weighing another round of voter ID, eligibility changes
Eagle-Tribune
- Sen. Ayotte's aide quits after arrest in prostitution sting
Nashua Telegraph
- Rand Paul in Milford Thursday
- GOP Dr. Carson heads to Hollis on Monday

April 5, 2015

Concord Monitor
- Ayotte’s state director resigns after prostitution arrest
- Declining school enrollment doesn’t always equal lower budgets
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH ski areas extend season into mid-April
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua mayor concerned about state budget cuts
Seacoast Online
- USNH officials hope Senate will reverse House cuts
- State readies delayed Medicaid billing for federal OK
Union Leader
- State director for Sen. Ayotte resigns after prostitution arrest in Nashua
- No free lunch: Meals on Wheels advocates concerned as lawmakers hold line on spending
- State House Dome: State senators ready for their budget turn
- An interview with Andy Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center

April 4, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Electricity rates dropping in near term
- Newmarket state rep mockingly suggests euthanasia for disabled
Union Leader
- Senate Democrats call for bipartisan NH budget plan
WMUR
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Rand Paul
Concord Monitor
- With few permits issued, closing moose hunt wouldn’t result in rebound of NH moose population
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH public health director heading to new job
NH1
- Lawmaker says his comments over 4th-grader bill wasn't mean-spirited
- New TV ad attacks Ayotte over abortion
NHBR
- House budget: no business tax hikes, but no cuts either
NHPR
- Sen. Forrester: Restoring rainy day fund a priority, raiding dedicated funds not an option

April 3, 2015

WMUR
- Keene City Council denies license for 2015 Pumpkin Festival
- Potential candidate George Pataki opens PAC office in Manchester
Concord Monitor
- Judd Gregg, Evan Bayh urge NH voters to make debt, deficit a priority in primary
- Concord rally calling on the president highlights continued momentum for campaign finance reform efforts
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Seacoast legislators to attend South Church living wage forum
Keene Sentinel
- Last call for Keene Pumpkin Festival
NH1
- Rep's heat-of-the-moment comment compares budget cuts to euthanizing disabled
- NHGOP urges Shaheen to return 'tainted' Menendez money
- The political dynamics of passing a budget in the State Senate
NHPR
- In NH, Pataki takes aim at Indiana religious freedom law
- Far North Country to get more cell coverage, high-speed internet
- NH Senate president says new taxes are off the table
Seacoast Online
- Rep. Guinta visits Seacoast Pathways in Portsmouth

April 2, 2015
NHPR
- NH House passes budget, cuts $300 million from Hassan's plan
- Development disability funding loses in House budget
- House budget nixes proposed funding hike for substance abuse
Seacoast Online
- House passes $11.2 billion state budget proposal
Union Leader
- House approves $11.2 billion preliminary budget
- Renovation won't halt tradition: Balsams still expected to host primary voters
WMUR
- House passes budget with cuts to services article  
Concord Monitor
- House budget moves to Senate, but Democrats in near unanimous disapproval
- Praying for a ‘humane’ state budget
Conway Daily Sun
- Energy is big concern for Guinta
Eagle-Tribune
- Bill seeks to notify parents of objectionable school material
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Shaheen praises Great Bay's ATAC in Rochester
Nashua Telegraph
- Hundreds gather at NH Statehouse to protest budget cuts
- Report: One out of every 8 bridges in NH is ‘deficit’, and that’s an improvement
NH1
- Hundreds protest NH House budget slash of $6 million in substance abuse grants
- Pataki takes big step in NH towards launching 2016 run

April 1, 2015

Concord Monitor
- While Republican candidates flock to NH, Democrats left in waiting
- NH health care officials say abortion buffer zone law, though barely enforced, has led to fewer, more civil protests
- Long day ahead as NH House votes on $11.2 billion budget bill
Eagle-Tribune
- Report: NH feels the heat from climate change
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Chris Christie plans two-day swing through NH
NH1
- National Democrats hit Guinta on college affordability
- Sharp debate over whether to repeal abortion buffer zone law
- Gov. Hassan would consider Indiana travel ban
Nashua Telegraph
- Former Maryland gov looks to make it a race on Democratic side
NHBR
- NH’s take from Obama transportation funding plan: $195 million
- Study says pay equity for NH women won’t come until 2082
NHPR
- O'Malley connects with young NH voters - musically
- Some NH utilities customers will see rate decreases
Seacoast Online
- Gov. Hassan apologizes to fourth-graders for lawmakers' comments
WMUR
- House to vote on multi-billion dollar budget proposal
- Governor visits fourth-graders who proposed raptor bill

March 31, 2015
WMUR
- Martin O'Malley to headline Politics and Eggs event
- Clinton advisers meet with party officials in NH
- Carly Fiorina hires New Hampshire state director
- Senator may revive 4th-graders' red-tailed hawk idea
Concord Monitor
- 300 bodies on the State House lawn to be a ‘wake-up’ call to NH lawmakers
- Scott Brown requests investigation into New Hampshire National Guard
- Unknowns of Northern Pass project a main concern for Concord
Eagle-Tribune
- NH towns demand more details on pipeline
NH1
- More aggressive O'Malley returns to NH
- House budget likely to pass and spending advocates don't like it
Nashua Telegraph
- Health and Human Services budget cuts draw concern, dismay
- US Sen. Kelly Ayotte reviews programs at Nashua’s YMCA
NHPR
- House budget a test for divided GOP caucus
- Ayotte has no regrets over Iran letter
- Abortion facility buffer zone repeal law heads to Senate
Seacoast Online
- Surplus symbols? Some say 'bully' NH lawmakers had a point
Union Leader
- Kasich to speak at GOP summit
- Lindsey Graham adds another NH stop

March 30, 2015
Union Leader
- State House Dome: Any budget plan means service cuts
- Cruz: I can rally the right
- Democrat O'Malley back to NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Another tough year for maple producers
Concord Monitor
- NH in 2035: For the Free State Project, it’s Live Freer or Die
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Stakeholders to gather at NH Heroin Summit
- Shipyard workforce reaches highest level in 20 years
Nashua Telegraph
- Study: New Hampshire and Massachusetts taxes are more similar than you might think
- Baker open to NH rail talks after Mass. reviews its transit system

March 29, 2015
Nashua Telegraph
- Proposed budget plan for New Hampshire could mean less state aid to schools in 2017
Seacoast Online
- Utility pole assessment bill concerns communities
- Sen. Ted Cruz charms Seacoast Republicans
- Rockingham County is state's healthiest
WMUR
- Child's death leads to day care bill
Eagle-Tribune
- Proposed NH budget cuts spark outcry

March 28, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Legislators sip on bill to allow alcohol samples at NH farmers markets
- Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases
Eagle-Tribune
- NH bill would add 30-day residency requirement to vote
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Senate approves Shaheen's energy efficiency bill
Keene Sentinel
- Keene center for people with developmental disabilities to close after budget cuts  
- New Hampshire school districts introduce new standardized test this spring
Nashua Telegraph
- Cruz, now officially a candidate, returns to Greater Nashua
- Amherst Conservation Commission: Gas pipeline could benefit town
NHPR
- NH chapter of conservative group endorses House Finance budget
- Cruz returns to NH - this time as a presidential candidate
- Gov. Hassan: Cuts in House budget 'unnecessary,' new revenue needed
Seacoast Online
- Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps
Union Leader
- Sen. Ted Cruz embraces conservative reputation during NH visit
WMUR
- Cruz visits NH days after formally announcing run for president
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Donald Trump
- Granite Staters wonder: Where is Chris Christie?
- Walker details immigration stance during closed-door meeting in NH

March 28, 2015
WMUR
- House budget plan cuts university, energy-efficiency spending article  
- Senate passes Balsams bill
Concord Monitor
- Plan would take money from renewable energy fund, university system for DOT
- After seven years, Jose Montero to step down as state’s public health director
- Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases
- NH Senate approves bill at center of Eversourse Energy settlement agreement
Eagle-Tribune
- NH rule change means police can carry Narcan
NH1
- Red-tailed hawk bill is far from dead, NH Senate plans revival
- State Senate endorses child abuse reforms after Nashua child's tragic death
Nashua Telegraph
- Questioning need, safety of pipeline
- UNH names Medal of Honor Recipient, and Greater Nashua resident, Ryan Pitts as 2015 commencement Speaker
NHBR
- Senate compromise seeks middle ground on Eversource divestiture costs
NHPR
- Northern Pass gives $3 million to conservation projects
- House budget clears committee - again
Union Leader
- GOP budget writers reduce state aid to University System of NH, bump aid to DOT

March 26, 2015

Union Leader
- NH House reps honor fourth-graders who proposed raptor bill, encourage student involvement
- Rockingham County commissioners vote against defending Conway in possible whistleblower case
- Keene committee says no again to Pumpkin Fest 2015 permit
- Without gas tax hike, NH House budget stalls
- January blizzard officially ruled a disaster
- It's time to shine for presidential contenders in NH
- 'Stay away from eminent domain,' builders of planned gas pipeline are told
WMUR
- Budget process hits snag in the New Hampshire House
- Sponsor of students' bill apologizes for comments from House members
Concord Monitor
- NH lawmakers honor students after raptor debacle
- Department of Transportation spending plan, and gas tax increase struck down
- Kinder Morgan says it won’t take any homes by eminent domain to build pipeline in NH
- Shaheen and Ayotte to IRS: Provide paper tax forms to public
Eagle-Tribune
- House puts hold on NH's gas tax increase
Nashua Telegraph
- Debate on NHDOT funding to reconvene Thursday
NHBR
- Two sides face off today on workers’ compensation
NHPR
- Gas tax falls flat in NH House

March 25, 2015
NHPR
- House budget clears committee, heads to floor
- In NH, Kasich says 'all options are on the table' for 2016
Seacoast Online
- Anti-bullying advocates oppose NH student privacy bill
- Gov. Hassan, and family, moving to Newfields
Union Leader
- GOP's Kasich explores whether he's a contender
- Debate rages on as House panel OKs budget with $340m in cuts
WMUR
- Kinder Morgan pipeline subject of Mason meeting
- Christie confirmed for NHGOP event next month
- House committee passes budget with major cuts, fee increases
- Potential presidential hopeful John Kasich visits NH
Citizen of Laconia
- County jail plans move forward
Concord Monitor
- Ohio’s Kasich takes center stage at latest Politics and Pie event in Concord
- NH House Finance Committee looks to pull back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders
- ‘You’re out of order!’: Belknap County commissioners’ chairmanship dispute heads to court  
- Merrimack County’s $81.4 million budget passes without controversy  
Eagle-Tribune
- Officials: Deer kill a tough example of what happens when people interfere
Foster's Daily Democrat
- House to take up gas tax increase
Nashua Telegraph
- NH solar energy bill spurs outpouring of public comment

March 24, 2014
Eagle-Tribune
- State tourism website came under attack
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH may limit access to students' social media accounts
NH1
- NH lawmaker Burt: Death threats came after 'hot dog' comment
- NH House clerk: Too late to discipline Groen for comments on 4th-graders' bill
- Busy day for John Kasich in NH
NHPR
- Nearly half empty drug court excludes many addicted defendants
- Fate of probable cause hearings in NH unclear
- NH House budget writers vote to trim state education aid
Seacoast Online
- House budget writers approve cuts to Hassan's $11.5B plan
Union Leader
- UNH Law bans ex-chief justice
- House budget writers begin finalizing their plan
WMUR
- Potential presidential hopeful John Kasich comes to NH
- Granite State Republicans have mixed opinions on Ted Cruz
Citizen of Laconia
- Delegation votes down CBA cost items
Concord Monitor
- Members of House Finance Committee reverse course on Medicaid cuts
Conway Daily Sun
- Rand Paul regales local Republicans at Red Jacket
- A Q and A with Rand Paul: Sun exclusive

March 23, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Proposed Health and Human Services cuts create uncertainty across NH
- Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning
Eagle-Tribune
- NH House rolls dice again on casinos
- House will vote on $88 million cut to state DOT
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Fishery disaster funds sought by congressional delegation
NHBR
- Merrimack scrubber at the center of Eversource’s divestiture plan
Seacoast Online
- Dartmouth in the forefront of efforts to address sexual assault, drinking on college campuses
Union Leader
- DES 'still working' through upgrade
- Kasich, Cruz in NH this week
- Utility debate turns to consumer protection
WMUR
- Bids for new women's prison come in 50 percent over budget

March 22, 2015

Nashua Telegraph
- Rand Paul completes 2-day NH swing, expects announcement soon
- Kinder Morgan comes to Merrimack for pipeline meeting
NH1
- Students, parents disappointed in NH lawmakers' reactions to raptor bill
Seacoast Online
- NH presidential primary off to fast start
- NH's battle in the war against drugs
- Paul talks constitutionalism in Exeter
Union Leader
- NH Democrats see need for a Clinton challenger
- Gas-tax boost has backing from GOP
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Budget talks apply the brakes
Concord Monitor
- Rand Paul swings through Seacoast
- Capital Beat: As state changes, budget bypasses big questions
Eagle-Tribune
- House will vote on $88 million cut to state DOT
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rand Paul blasts Obama administration in Rochester visit
Political Tracker

In Keene, Clinton 'listens' and chides GOP

NHPR — 4/21/2015

Hillary Clinton came to Keene to listen to workers at Whitney Brothers children’s furniture plant. But she also offered up a tough assessment of the country’s  small business economy.
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Snowstorms pushed up NH DOT costs by $9 million

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 4/21/2015

This winter's series of heavy snowfalls put a $9.2 million hurt on the state's annual snow removal budget and led to a raid on the fund that pays for road and bridge repair and maintenance, according to figures compiled by the Department of Transportation.

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Bush says education key to country's success
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LFDA in the News

January 25, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Roll calls equal transparency
March 1, 2014
Union Leader: John DiStaso's Granite Status: Effective Legislators
September 12, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Many in NH believe full day kindergarten should not be required
August 23, 2013
NHBR: Should genetically modified food be labeled?
August 10, 2013
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire should put labels on genetically modified food
May 22, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Casino gambling slightly favored, but New Hampshire is hardly 'all in'
April 5, 2013
NHBR: Should state aid recipients be drug-tested?
February 21, 2013

NHBR: Should NH raise its minimum wage?
January 12, 2013
Union Leader: Should NH reinstate the 10 cents tobacco tax it cut?
November 1, 2012
WGIR: LFDA interview with Paul Westcott
August 17, 2012
Concord Monitor: Bonfire of pledges to be held tonight; Just trying to help (letter to the editor)
August 16, 2012
Union Leader: NH property taxes not what some claim they are
August 15, 2012
Union Leader: Alliance says PolitiFact stretched 'truth' on property tax ranking
July 27, 2012
Foster's Daily Democrat: Disclose act not a panacea, but ... 
April 26, 2012
Laconia Citizen: Popularity of medicinal, recreational marijuana appears to be growing
April 8, 2012
Seacoast Online: Granite Staters support same-sex marriage
January 8, 2012
Patch.com: Mitt maintains steady pace in Concord
December 29, 2011

Seacoast Online: First-in-the-nation primary is a privilege
December 25, 2011
Seacoast Online: What do Granite Staters really think about guns?
December 16, 2011
Patch.com: Bachmann impresses in GOP debate, The Battle of Romney
November 30, 2011
Patch.com: There will be blood
November 11, 2011
Union Leader: Portsmouth Herald given First Amendment award
September 14, 2011
Seacoast Online: Thorsen brings Free State pledge to Portsmouth council race
July 9, 2011
Keene Sentinel: Facebook meets free speech
February 26, 2010
Business NH Magazine: Live Free or Die: More than a motto
February 22, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance aims to empower citizens
February 17, 2010
NH Insider: Gregg Rejects Expanded Gambling during LFDA Webcast
February 14, 2010
Concord Monitor: No debates (Shira Schoenberg column)
February 12, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance sets up Web forums to engage N.H

Major Daily NH News Sources

The Citizen

(Laconia)

Concord Monitor

(Concord)

Conway Daily Sun

(The Conways)

Eagle-Tribune

(So. New Hampshire)

Foster's Daily Democrat

(Seacoast)

Keene Sentinel

(Keene)

Nashua Telegraph

(Nashua)

New Hampshire Public Radio

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Public Television

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Union Leader

(Manchester and state)

Seacoast Online

(Seacoast)

Valley News

(North Country)

WMUR-TV

(Statewide)

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